Valentine is married and has five children, three of whom attend school. She sells foodstuffs and has been in this business for 12 years.
Valentine is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy more beans, bananas, and cassava flour to sell. The profits from this business will be saved so that Valentine can build her own house. In the future, she would like to have a motorbike as another source of income
About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)
Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) is a Rwandan bank specializing in microfinance. It offers credit products to individuals and groups interested in starting or expanding their businesses. It also offers training in business development, financial literacy and health management. Given that approximately 90% of the Rwandan population is directly or indirectly related to the agricultural sector, Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to support UOB’s agricultural loan products, which are vital to the clients living in remote areas.